Nomination of Ernest W. Lefever: hearings before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Ninety-seventh Congress, first session, on nomination of Ernest W. Lefever, to be assistant secretary of state for human rights and humanitarian affairs, May 18, 19, June 4, and 5, 1981

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1981 - 577 pages
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Page 204 - Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided for by this wisdom.
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Page 258 - (B) preparing the statements and reports to Congress required under section 502B of this Act ; "(C) making recommendations to the Secretary of State and the Administrator of the Agency for International Development regarding compliance with sections 116 and 502B of this Act ; and "(D) performing other responsibilities which serve to promote increased observance of internationally recognized human rights by all countries.".
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